LNF Seminar | Solid-State and Nano Seminar

Advanced Microsystems at Sandia Labs Enabled by Heterogeneous Integration

Drew HollowellManager – Inertial Sensors DepartmentSandia National Laboratories
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Drew Hollowell

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ABSTRACT: As microelectronics are quickly reaching the limits of Moore’s law the industry is shifting focus to Advanced Packaging and Heterogeneous Integration (HI) in order to continue advancing the state-of-the-art.  HI refers to the integration of separately manufactured components into a higher-level assembly that, in the aggregate, provides enhanced functionality and improved operating characteristics.  Industry is leveraging HI to drastically improve capabilities in computer, sensing, imaging, etc.  In the National Security space, Sandia National Laboratories is utilizing HI to respond to constantly changing threats which requires advanced microsystems that are agile, upgradeable, and compact.

In this presentation we will give an overview of the Microelectronics and Engineering Science Applications (MESA) Center at Sandia National Laboratories and describe how HI is at the heart of strategic goals for future microelectronic needs for our nation.  We will give an overview of a variety of technology areas that are enabled by HI including MEMS, Quantum, Photonics, and Advanced Sensors.  Finally, we will give a technical deep dive into one of the many HI capability areas that Sandia is contributing to for research and development.

BIO: Drew Hollowell received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Mexico in May of 2011 and his Master of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan in December of 2012 under the direction of Professor L. Jay Guo.  Drew’s Master’s thesis at UofM focused on utilizing nanoimprint lithography for the fabrication of nanoscale devices, particularly subwavelength metallic gratings for optical filtering.  As Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories, Drew led a variety of efforts in advanced microelectronics packaging, heterogeneous integration, as well as electroplating R&D projects including novel metal deposition and the fabrication of high aspect ratio metallic structures.  He is now a department manager leading a team that is developing advanced MEMS based inertial sensors for national security applications.

About Sandia National Labs:

Sandia National Laboratories, a multimission laboratory managed and operated by National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of Honeywell International, Inc., for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration under contract DE-NA-0003525. This work describes objective technical results and analysis. Any subjective views or opinions that might be expressed do not necessarily represent the views of the U.S. Department of Energy or the United States Government.

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ECE Solid State and Nano & the Lurie Nanofabrication Faculty